The Chevrolet Volt set its all-time sales record in U.S. last month, at 3,691, which was up 75% year-over-year. The huge month passed the previous benchmark set way back in August of 2014 (when 3,351 were sold).

Chevy Volt (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

Chevy Volt (Photo by Steve Fecht for Chevrolet)

Notably, the December sales surge also gave the Volt a very healthy 1.7% share in overall Chevrolet car sales.

For full year 2016, Chevrolet sold 24,739 Volts (a new all-time record as well, passing 2012's result of 23,461 sold),  61% more than year ago - mostly against its former/first generation self.

Looking ahead it would seem the Volt is well positioned to have another record breaking year.

However, there is another train of thought that says when the Chevy Bolt EV is stocked in inventory beside the Volt, GM's original plug-in may find some 'in-showroom' competition.  But then again, perhaps they will be complementary products.  Only time will answer this question - see you next year!

Graph below: We present more than six years of Volt sales date in the U.S., charting the path from zero to nearly 113,500 sales...and still the best selling plug-in for America

Chevrolet Volt sales in U.S. - December 2016

Chevrolet Volt sales in U.S. - December 2016

Chevrolet Volt sales in U.S. - December 2016

Chevrolet Volt sales in U.S. - December 2016

Chevrolet Volt sales in U.S. - December 2016

Chevrolet Volt sales in U.S. - December 2016